Nelson: A Personal History

by Christopher Hibbert

Hardcover, 1995



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Da Capo Press (1995), Edition: First Edition, 472 pages


A fresh look at the one-eyed, one-armed scoundrel of the seas, and the most celebrated admiral of all time.

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LibraryThing member hellbent
Brought tears to my eyes when I read of the mortal wounding of the great admiral.
LibraryThing member tommi180744
A tremendously good read: Full of Historical facts coupled with a powerfully evocative building of the background, personality, experiences and epic events that made the man and the greatest Admiral the British Royal Navy has ever known. From callow youth literally all at sea (& seasick) to the
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winning commander of RN Fleets in sea battles from the North Sea to the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Atlantic. Victories that wrecked Napoleon Bonaparte's 'One Europe' & colonising ambitions. Culminating in his death defeating the French & Spanish navies at the Battle of Trafalgar as this superb biography confirms Horatio Nelson is one of the genuinely world renowned Seamen and a 'great' Briton in the story of Great Britain.
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472 p.; 9.5 inches


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